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About the Center

The center has been designed pursuant to the Cabinet decision No. 333 dated 19/10/1434 H to be linked organizationally with health services and is connected to an electronic network of health information with the Ministry of Health, medical services in the military bodies, university hospitals and other relevant government agencies.

Tasks of the Center:

  1. Working to create a communication center to provide organization and exchange of correct health information among health sectors automatically and other related bodies.
  2. Identifying data and health information necessary to be provided by the concerned authorities in health services, and the development of rules and mechanisms for the exchange of this information between relevant authorities in accordance with technical systems and technology to enable provision of health information to those concerned and to facilitate informational linkage among them.
  3. Standardization of terminology, names and definitions used in all health information systems and methods of collection.
  4. Finding a unified electronic health file for each patient through a system for linking electronic medical records in various health sectors, including civil hospitals and health centers.
  5. Adopting international coding system for diseases, and supervising its implementation in all health authorities and working to develop it on a regular basis.
  6. Setting systems of national health accounts, developing and supervising their application.
  7. Creating & supervising a national network of telemedicine.
  8. Preparing and publishing national health statistics, submitting periodical statistical reports on health service activity to the Board.
  9. Developing of healthcare information technology standards and helping databases including their maintenance and protection standards.
  10. Raising awareness of the importance of health information technology, holding seminars, conferences, preparation and dissemination of research and specialist periodicals in health information systems.
  11. Providing of health information to the beneficiaries in accordance with rules and regulations governing it.
  12. Cooperation with agencies, organizations and similar centers at national and international levels in the field of health information.
  13. Creating national registers of diseases and epidemics common in the Kingdom in coordination with competent authorities and centers (governmental and private ones)
  14. Providing support and technical counseling for health sector bodies in the field of health information systems, according to the possibilities available.​